Stock index futures indicated a flat-to-slightly lower open on Wall Street on Friday, with some traders citing nervousness ahead of results from financial group Wells Fargo
Futures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were flat by 04.30 EST, while futures for the Dow Jones were 0.1 percent lower.
"There's maybe a little bit of nervousness ahead of Wells Fargo's results," said Darren Easton, director of trading at London-based firm Logic Investments.
Credit card company American Express Co
SAC Capital Advisors expects client withdrawals of at least $1 billion in 2013 as the hedge fund battles intense regulatory scrutiny over insider trading allegations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Unsecured creditors of MF Global Holdings Ltd
Exxon Mobil Corp
Tycoon Carlos Slim's retail unit said it plans to relist on the Mexican stock exchange, offering a 15.2 percent stake to raise some $720 million to fund expansion plans, including possible acquisitions.
The Federal Reserve's policy of zero interest rates and asset purchases is appropriate and perhaps even insufficient, said Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Minneapolis Fed.
European shares were flat on Friday although the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> remained within sight of two-year highs.
Asian shares and Brent crude futures fell as a pick-up in Chinese inflation prompted profit taking, although an improving outlook for global economies curbed losses.
U.S. stocks rose on Thursday and the S&P 500 <.SPX> ended at a fresh five-year high as stronger-than-expected exports from China spurred optimism about global growth prospects.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 80.71 points, or 0.60 percent, to 13,471.22. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 11.10 points, or 0.76 percent, to 1,472.12. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 15.95 points, or 0.51 percent, to 3,121.76.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Susan Fenton)